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to hear from new zealand prime minister just send. this off to mass shootings in the city of christ church in which forty nine people would killed dozens more have been engineered we are also expecting that the man charged with this crime will appear in court so that is expected to happen on saturday morning of course august and has already described this attack as one of the dog days in the country and that has that has been a message of sympathy and condemnation from countries around the world our coverage of this story continues very shortly in a couple of minutes. on the council because this week he's on the urgent mission to save into that we'll talk to tim berners lee inventor of the world wide web and look at what chevy
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forty nine people a shot dead in attacks on two mosques in new zealand what the prime minister is calling a terrorist attack you may have chosen. but we reject and can deem. three people are in custody one man has been charged with murder. no i'm marianne the masia with al-jazeera live from london also coming up no letup as thousands continue to protest in algeria despite a new prime minister promising government open to all. israeli as strikes target gaza after rockets are fired at television for the first time in fife yes.
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it's been described as one of new zealand's darkest days forty nine people killed in an attack on muslim wash apposite friday press as a gunman opened fire at the mosque in central christchurch killing forty one people before driving five kilometers to a second mosque in the area of linwood here he again began shooting eventually killing seven more people one more person died later in hospital police have charged a man in his late twenties with murder he will appear in court shortly two other suspects are also being held in custody new zealand's prime minister described this as a terrorist attack and unprecedented act of violence when many of the victims could be migrants or refugees andrew thomas reports now from christchurch the east was the scene surely ofter a gunman opened fire at a mosque in christchurch with the old worship and some injured themselves
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surrounded by the bulldogs the family members and friends the. rushed to hospital police were arresting one of the suspects in a busy suburban area in another part of the city they say they disabled one of the two bombs found in the car he was driving. earlier the city's main al nor mosque was targeted during friday prayers by a white man wearing military style uniform a camera mounted on his helmet here but. what it would not talk we hear looking a lot that we. started shooting and the people of the. issues and the shooting and. that of the good is that you go one by one. and some people that the gunman live streamed his attack on facebook as he indiscriminately opened fire on more than two hundred worshippers i was hearing
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there to a shooting after a shooting of the shooting it went on. six minute or more in they could hear screaming in the crying in. some people in or drop dead shortly after that shooting there was a similar attack on worshippers at lynnwood mosque about ten minutes away police have arrested a number of suspects including an australian born man new zealand's prime minister said they weren't on security watch lists. of new zealand to be the target of what she described as a terrorist attack because it was a diverse nation that welcomed migrants we new zealand. we were not to tag it because we are a safe harbor for those who hate. we were not true isn't for the sake of violence because we can darn racism because we're an on clay for extremism. we were chosen
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for the very fact that we are none of these things australia's prime minister is also appalled and shocked we stand here and condemn absolutely the attack that occurred today by an extremist right wing violent terrorist. that is taken the law it's stolen the law it's in a vicious murder suspect that is climbed so many new zealand's. police haven't ruled out the possibility of more suspects being at large and a warning muslims to stay away from mosques nationwide we have staff around the country ensuring. that here everyone is keep safe and there includes. defenders in special tactics groups right across the country being very vigilant and having a presence around wall of their mosques to ensure nothing to fear that their kids
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the national threat level has been raised from low to high as police politicians on the public come to terms with the worst and most shocking attack they've ever experienced but this attack will be felt most keenly by those from migrant communities the alamo mosque behind me was full of people originally from many different countries this isn't just new zealand's tragedy it is the world's under thomas al-jazeera christians. acquired church mayor. has commended people of the city for their solidarity after the attack. we've all been affected everyone has been touched in some way shape or form and the messages that i've heads are of a naiveté of pain a desire to come together as a community and to reach out and offer a solidarity to. our community. a muslim community
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part of our community we are a very diverse city and christchurch we have welcomed new people and. we are talking about people in the city who have lived here for years and years and years they are our friends they are our neighbors we embrace them at this time. all the worshippers at the christ church mosques were from several muslim majority countries in the attackers drawn widespread criticism in turkey thousands took to the streets to protest the killings president rush of the attacks to what he called the rise of islamophobia worldwide urged western countries to take immediate action . or president donald trump has said he told the new zealand prime minister to send to our down in a phone call that the united states is prepared to give any assistance following the mass attack earlier they had a what of the council on american islamic relations told al jazeera the president
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needs to condemn the shootings in new zealand as a white supremacist attack the killer of this. tragedy in new zealand cited ruffian's trump and mr trump should reflect on this very few people on the world admired him. and now the ones who are admiring him are the ones who see fear of the other and he has a role to play in fixing this problem he's not the only one who's responsible for this but being the president of the united states he has a lot of responsibility to reflect on. hundreds of thousands of algerians have been back out on the streets of the capital and on a city's demanding that president until as he's beautifully resign weeks of mass
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protests have already forced the ailing president to drop his bid for a fifth time although he has spoken elections protesters say a promise of any technocratic government is not enough for the demonstrators well matheson reports i this is not what the algerian government all president up there as he's but a flicker of hoping for the streets of the capital and other algerian cities once again crammed with protesters demanding that the president steps down immediately as well as other critics who want a complete change of government. both of leka has been in power for twenty years he's been credited with revitalizing algeria's economy and ending fighting with armed groups in the one nine hundred ninety s. which killed tens of thousands but he's now eighty two and his health has been poor especially since suffering a stroke six years ago his critics say he's become little more than a front man for business a literary figures who his opponents say really run the country. there are.
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falling oil prices badly hit algeria's economy jobs particularly for young people are scarce after four terms of a beautifully presidency some young algerians are taking their protests on why they want to be free. we need to be free and we will be. the only i've known in my life one president beautifully i want change immediate change it's a tough stance listen to you. to try to calm demonstrations both of flicka says he won't seek a fifth time next month's presidential. action has been cancelled but no you didn't has been set former interior minister noda team but we has been appointed as the new prime minister and plans to head a technocrat government should from the cool of the if it was the mix we have seen all parts of algerian society i assure you want and we are ready determined and our
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desire is strong and our doors are open to discuss and exchange vision for the good if we could government says it will keep the protesters demands but demonstrators say that we is a beautiful. and the political system has been manipulated to allow the president and his backers to stay in power one step forward would be to reveal now who is the person one of the persons who have been removed from his into rides i mean this is brother still running the show. are the security people serving this show or the new prime minister really a person who has authority. i the protesters fear the government is saying it will listen but nothing will change to know. what matheson al-jazeera. u.s. president donald trump has vetoed a measure by congress that would have a locked his attempt to use
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a national name and national agency to fund his wall along the southern border with mexico mike hanna is live for us in washington this was widely expected to happen like what is the next stage of the process. well maryam yes it was inspected indeed in fact within minutes of that senate vote president trump a door that already tweeted out one word veto he's described the resolution the disapproval resolution as dangerous and reckless what happens now well it will go back to the house for another vote but in order to circumvent the president's veto there has to be a two thirds majority in both the house and senate to circumvent that veto that is exceedingly unlikely leaders do not have the necessary support to a step that two thirds so basically the state of emergency declared by president trump. will stand for the foreseeable future but it's noticeable that the
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number of republicans in senate across the floor and voted along with democrats now their concern was not necessarily about immigration which is the base reason for president trump trying to erect this wall it was more concerned about the overreach of executive power as many republicans and most democrats saw it seeing a president taking away from congress the right which congress jealousy guards to control expenditure president trump affectively circumventing the rights of congress in the views of many to get that money for his border wall all right thank you very much mike hanna with that update from washington thank you mike. well still ahead for you on the program toxic chemicals down to into a river in southern malaysia have caused thousands of villages to seek treatment. and school children and students are around a while they'll walk out of school demanding action on climate change.
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over. the top story this hour forty nine people have been killed in an attack on two mosques in the new zealand city of christchurch this is the worst mass attack in the nation's history a man in his late twenty's has been charged with murder and will appear in court in the coming hours. worshipers at a mosque from several muslim majority countries and the attack has drawn widespread criticism including in turkey where thousands took to the streets to protest the killings. and our other top story this hour for the fourth consecutive friday
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thousands of protesters have gathered in algeria demanding regime change and the immediate departure of president abdul aziz beautifully. in other stories we're following weekly protests along the gaza israel fence have been perspire hours after israeli airstrikes hit the besieged strip it's the first time since the weekly demonstrations began last march that they're not going ahead the israeli military says some one hundred hamas targets were struck early on friday two rockets were fired on the israeli city of tel aviv the group hamas which dominates gaza or insisted it was not behind the rocket fire the exchange of fire is raising fears over a possible escalation of tensions as a force it now reports. well through the course of friday it's become pretty clear that both sides are looking for a way out of a further escalation to the situation that began with these two rockets being fired a very unusually from gaza towards television the first time since twenty fourteen
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that that has happened and then the substantial retaliatory strike coming from the israeli military one hundred hamas link targets struck around the gaza strip but both sides of send signals that they're looking for a way out how mass has called off for the first time in nearly a year the great march of return process which is taking place every friday by the fence inside gaza territory the separation fence between israel and gaza and that seems to be some kind of a signal towards the israelis that they want to see this deescalate at the same time is that there have been other protests going on inside gaza with people protesting against price rises against tax rises by hamas some clashes between supporters of hamas and those protesters further arrests as similar protests that we saw on thursday from the israeli perspective they initially in the small hours of this morning blamed hamas the carrying out the initial launch now they're saying that perhaps it was some kind of a mistake with that be
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a technical mistake or to do with low level hamas members firing off rockets without the official sanction of the senior leadership so both sides sending signals to the other that there is potentially a way out of this hamas and islamic jihad both saying that they are observing the terms of the previously brokered egyptian cease fire israel does not publicly comment on that situation certainly there is also a very sensitive political situation on the israeli side where in the midst of the election campaign heading towards the polls on the ninth of april benjamin netanyahu the prime minister had to do something to show forcefulness to his to his opponents to make sure that they could not criticize him for being too soft. hamas as they have in the past his main challenger benny gantz not far from here near the gaza border saying that israel needed to do more to show deterrence to be more forceful and that it could not allow hamas to set the agenda or they didn't publicly go as far as calling for
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a heavier retaliatory strike and at the same time netanyahu aware that if he had gone too far it could have led towards a full escalation towards a wider war and most analysts agree that he doesn't want that just a few weeks out from an election several hundred afghan special forces have been deployed to save up to seven hundred security forces under siege by the taliban and western bad province in the on the border of afghanistan and turkmenistan fifteen checkpoints to overrun by the taliban on friday morning afghan police and soldiers retreated to a district headquarters where local officials say up to seven hundred and now surrounded the afghan ministry of defense has called in air strikes to support ground troops but the battle is in its tenth day thirty soldiers have been killed and up to forty taken hostage a war in syria might be winding down but it's certainly not over eight years into the conflict and millions of people feel they have no place in a country run by bashar assad and harder
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a ports now from beirut in neighboring lebanon. eighty years of human suffering. syrians continue to bury their children those who are doing the searches or sixteen year old muhammad and his fourteen year old sister ali were killed in government artillery strikes. we buried them in a mass grave i didn't see them because it would be unbearable they were burned no flesh no bones. modicum of the. there is an active frontline between the government and opposition in the southern countryside of rebel controlled where a ceasefire should be in place. was instead almost two hundred civilians have been killed since the beginning of the year. thousands have been forced to flee in recent weeks adding to the millions already
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displaced many of them displaced multiple times. the bombardment forced us to leave our home in the northern countryside of homs we escaped to aleppo and to east homs. and now if we have to move from the frontlines there is nowhere safe. there is little peace even in government controlled territories where rights groups report arbitrary arrests and a return to repressive rule so-called reconciliation agreements in four opposition held areas are not being respected. the most recent cases we documented were in six civil defense volunteers which time for no reason there are many other cases where people are afraid to provide information because they fear the intelligence services. the absence of the rule of law and accountable security agencies for some of the reasons why syrians were belled in
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two thousand and eleven the regime refused reforms back then and chose to crackdown pushing the opposition to take up arms. the syrian president is still refusing demands for change the international community wants bashar assad to engage in a credible political process that would lead to a new constitution and free elections but political reform would mean giving up power and the syrian leadership is unlikely to hand over what it didn't lose on the battlefield. for us so the war has been won some countries have already started to normalize ties with his government but much of the international community accepted until political reforms are in place. and there remains the problem in the north of the country much of which is not controlled by the government and is being fought over by the interested parties and the millions who live there can't and won't return to assad to syria for them the
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war is far from over. beirut north korea is considering suspending talks for the united states and restarting missile and nuclear testing vice foreign minister choice on we says the north has no intention of yielding to us to nuclearization demands he's blaming the u.s. secretary of state and national security adviser for the breakdown of last month's summit between donald trump and leader kim jong un my pompei own john bolton are accused of creating an atmosphere of hostility and mistrust but pompei was denied this saying the u.s. hopes to continue denuclearization talks with north korea with respect to what was said last night about chairman kim potentially considering ending the moratorium i can say only this in hanoi on multiple occasions he spoke directly to the president and made a commitment that he would not resume nuclear testing nor would he resume missile testing so does jimmy kimmel's words we have every expectation that he will live up
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to that commitment boeing says a software upgrade for the seven three seven max will be rolled out within weeks in the timeline hasn't changed despite multiple ations grounding boeing max planes while wide a tail part found in the wreckage of the crash ethiopian airlines boeing seven three seven max eight last week indicated similarities with a crash five months ago in indonesia the ethiopian airlines flight was carrying one hundred fifty seven passengers and crew. now toxic chemicals dumped into a river in southern malaysia have caused thousands of villages to seek hospital treatment three arrests have been made as police investigate the pollution linked to rubber tire recycling as florence lui reports from passer good dung in the southern state of johor more than one hundred schools have had to close indefinitely. nor. is worried about his younger sister she was admitted to a hospital intensive care unit when she complained of difficulty breathing. he's
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appointed seeing hospital and. they came here took some samples and then a left they didn't seem interested in helping those. it's been a week since it was discovered that between twenty and forty tons of chemical waste had been dumped into the river near their homes were standing right next to the kim kim river which is where the toxic chemicals were dumped now people here tell us the familiar usually gets worse at night it's an acrid burning smell that smells like tires or plastic being burnt and even just standing here for a few minutes we get. this stadium has been turned into a twenty four hour first response medical center at least three and a half thousand people have sort of medical attention for the fumes in the past week. many of the patients complained of suffering from some a shivering and some say. the government initially considered declaring a state of emergency in the area but now say that the situation is under control.
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but still we are still. in the cleanup operations of the river have begun with the government appointing contractors to help the first it has. some pollutants but we have. removing this material and things has reduced and now we find sports which is really having some. a one and a half kilometers stretch of the river is thought to have been affected the government says toxic substances found in samples taken from the river are linked to chemicals used to recycle tie is three people have been arrested in connection with the toxic dumping florence. state malaysia. tens
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of thousands of school children and students have walked out of school and college in more than a one hundred countries and protesting against climate change and calling on governments to step up and do more to tackle the problem here in the u.k. organizers of the demonstrations say fifty thousand people took part and i would reports. was. from sydney to hong kong new delhi to nairobi stockholm to berlin and beyond a united voice calling for action on climate change. in london unity may be something lacking inside the british parliament but outside a collective cry for action from schoolchildren and students skipping school to college to make their point and we're taking to the streets because we haven't had an input into this issue and it's the issue that directly threatens our future is not that as i see my teachers encouraged me to mistrust today they're like you need to you need to be. the un has or there will be irreversible damage to the climate
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unless serious measures are taken to twenty thirty. because it was done from the people that unless something was done to climate change was. in france students block the entrance to the headquarters of one of the. we're about to hear from the prime minister of new zealand now just send to our done speaking after mass shootings at last in christ church let's listen any as possible . forty one people died at dean's every new mosque. they lend more to every new mosque and one person has since died in hospital over forty people being treated for injuries christchurch hospital they have all being
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identified and those now. with members of the community. two of those are in critical condition and also a five year old child has been transported today to stash of hospital in oakland this is the only trains food that has taken place. i am advised that the hospital is well equipped and coping well there are available beads and c. even acute ceases for those in need pathologists from throughout the country have made themselves available and we have additional pathologists coming in from a stray. three people have been a restated in relation to this event one astray in citizen will appear in court today charged with mood. this individual has travelled around the
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world with sporadic periods of time spent in new zealand. they would not raise it and of christchurch and faked they would currently by east indian aid and at the time of the surveying. inquiries our own going to establish way that the other two who are east would directly involved with this incident. so the fourth person who was arrested yesterday was a member of the public who was imposition of a firearm but with the intention of assisting police they have since being released . police are working to build a picture of anyone who might be involved and all of their activities prior to this event. none of those every handed had a criminal history either here or an astray and as i see it last night
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they were not on any watch lists either here or in a strike. i want to be very clear that our intelligence community and police a focused on extremism of every kind. given global indicators around file right extremism our intelligence community has been steeping up their investigations in this area. the individual charged with mood at had not come to the attention of the intelligence community nor the police for them. i have asked i didn't see it this morning two weeks with late on a ceasing with libya was any activity on social media or otherwise that should have triggered a response that is already under way. today as the country
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graves we are seeking answers. i want to speak specifically about the firearms used in the steerage ect i'm advised that there were five guns used by the primary pipa. they were to see me automatic weapons and two shotguns. the if in doubt was and position of a gun license i'm advised that this was acquired in november of two thousand and seven taking a live action firearm was also found. while work is being done as to the china vivian state lead to the holding of this gun license and the position of these weapons i can tell you one thing right now our gun laws will. they have been attempts to change our laws in two thousand and five two thousand and twelve and after an inquiry in two thousand and seventeen. now is the time for
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china which. there obviously questions being asked of how this person was able to into the country and undertake this act of tira i haven't structured and structed odis to report to cabinet on monday on this sequence of events with a view to strengthening our systems on a range of fronts including but not limited to firearms border controls and hans to information sharing with the stray leah and any practical reinforcement of our watchlist processes. i want to come now is what people can expect over the course of the day and beyond the safety of new zealand is our highest priority new zealand police remain on high alert christchurch revisit residents strongly to stay home if possible and stay safe place to monitor the police website and social media for through the information. if you see something suspicious thing plays call one
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one one immediately. a number of events are being held across the country today and there will be an increased police presence police have additional patrols out on the streets of christchurch to reassure the community they have flown in forty five additional police staff to christchurch with a fear that he staff arriving today. the additional police staff includes public safety teams detectives texaco special and an intelligence support staff from the d.h. based have offered support as required there will be additional support provided in christchurch for mental health and psychosocial nates if anyone needs to speak to someone or feeling distressed and anyway i encourage you to call or text one seven three seven the extra staff available that number to
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call it takes to game is one seven three seven and that line is available to anyone without being directly involved in these incidents with resistance or christchurch or not anyone in new zealand who's feeling any kind of distress. people the police aware of distressing material relating to this event being online and minding people it is an offense to distribute objectionable material. i want to touch briefly on activity to date and the response that it could use today just to recap police immediately secured the areas involved in ensure that people would keep syphon cluing schools and offices being locked down. police might swiftly and as i've said a man willing appear in court this morning defense specialist quickly move to assist police to make the improvised explosive devices saif i want to make special
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mention of those who were involved and both the parts of the operation involving disarming explosive devices but also taking the arrests themselves many of you may have seeing the footage of the arrests and i can only describe it as an egg of bribery on behalf of all new zealand is an egg that showed very little girl. god for their own personal safety i'm sure everyone and new zealand want seek knowledge from and of the police but particularly the police officer who made that critical every streets today i will say i want to acknowledge ambulance staff who many will have saying acting swiftly and conditions and all medical staff who continue to work with those who are injured. new zealand defense forces campi said i will put on standby to assist police and christchurch mosques around the country were provided with advice from place to help keep them secure and advice to remain
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closed this advice continues as does the police presence at mosques around the country the national three level was rice to high and it reminds this triggers a number of actions to help keep keep people safe such as increased ideation and border security a number of specialists family liaison staff were deployed closely a zone has been established with the muslim community in of the key people in christchurch police and the wider government will be working with leaders and members of the islamic community to provide assistance reassurance and support and zero eight hundred number established to read just missing persons eight hundred one one five zero one nine and a website restoring family links. as a liaison point for foreign governments consular representation for any foreign nations of all involved is being provided at this stage we involved understand
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those involved include pakistan two key saudi arabia bangla dish and in asia and malaysia. in fact its staff are dealing with offers of assistance and of course receiving a significant number of condolence messages. deputy commissioner madeon is the next services while the home of his travel to christchurch alongside fifteen additional islamic liaison offices to support the community they specialise to work alongside local staff to support the families involved. assisting to repatriate the him with the loved ones in a way that is consistent with muslim beliefs or taking into account these particular circumstances and obligations to the karna i want to finish by saying that while the nation great pose with a form of grief and anger that we have not experienced before we are seeking
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answers. to this media conference i will board a defense force supplying and travel to christchurch i will have other political leaders with me including the leader of the opposition. the entire nation we are all unified and grieving together. or obviously as i've said that to china vivian say we currently analyzing. me facts when people of course hear that this individual was acquired a gun license and acquired we've pens of that range in obviously i think people will be seeking change and i'm committing to them. that. this. was the right. thing was i.
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think once again i reiterate that this individual was not on the right of either a strike in intelligence agencies or new zealand intelligence agencies use he had travelled to iran ange of countries sporadically been in and out of new zealand for periods of time but i've asked on monday too and convene again reconvene all those agencies who will be able to piece together the nature of that travel the sequence of events in tombs of obtaining licenses and then shortly thereafter the gun license was obtained in november twenty seven twenty seven tane the pitches sing of weapons began in december twenty seven tane so obviously a sequence in china of events the year began some time ago but those are all issues that we are seeking around. here and what we.
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say is i've seen given the rise of extremists to fuse by those two how. the ideology that i can only disk. as violent and extreme al i didn't see as here in new zealand i have stepped up the week that was being done in that area but again that did not result in this individual being on any kind of watch list. around the globe like right ok this is a if you look at my comments at the time i have always been concerned about that kind of rhetoric but everyone should be redirect of rice's division extremism has no place not only in new zealand but i would say in a society is a home ok. community in this modern age where
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you. are. i don't think that is in keeping with the values. i know that i have questions those are questions that we are directly asking agencies we are working together to get those answers as quickly as we can and as i said in my opening statements if there was any suggestion that these individuals should have been known to us we are looking into that as we speak out jus she was to keep everyone who is in new zealand because new zealand home saif they has not occurred he is so questions must be answered yes or no on the right or you go off on your own it is my understanding the office was the last or. the. last seen. on my understanding is he held a category i.v. gun license and again i prefaced my advice currently is that he under the gun
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license was able to legally acquired the guns that he held that will give you an indication of why we need to change our gun laws and what that is i mean that it wouldn't. sorry going to do with you what's the secret of the day they certainly one of the issues that i'm looking at with the make the media to fix. i've asked for advice yesterday on all of these questions that are all out there are very early for me to say at this point but again as soon as new zealanders hear that someone was legally able to acquire as i'm advised those weapons in carry out this event. enormous questions without gun lists and that is why we were. all right we are coming out of that press conference with. so we were just hearing from the prime minister of news even that just sent to our confirming that three people have been arrested in connection with the attack on two mosques in the city
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of christ church in which forty nine people were killed one person has been charged with murder he has previously traveled around the world with sporadic visits to new zealand she said inquiries are taking place to establish whether the all the two individuals in custody were directly linked to the attack there was also mention of a fourth person who was arrested now have been reports of this throughout the day and it turns out that this this fourth person was a member of the public this person was in possession of a firearm but apparently they had come to the assistance of worshippers of the victims of this attack now crucially odan said that the perpetrators were not on any watch list either in new zealand or in australia the gunman was in possession of semi automatic weapons and handguns the attacker did have
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a gun license and she said that there were going to be particular inquiries into this she said that one thing you can be sure of is the gun laws in the country are going to change she cited previous attempts to do this in two thousand and five and two thousand and twelve and then again in two thousand and seventeen but she said this time something has to happen this time something has to change more broadly the intelligence community and security force investigators are going to be looking at the precise sequence of events prior to the attack and she also said there will be analysis of posts on social media particularly with respect to far right extremist views and they will be analyzing social media for signs of suspicious activity. we do want to bring you some of the day's other news now and here's a story about a treaty to ban plastic waste from being dumped in the sea that is currently under
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discussion in kenya this is one of several resolutions under consideration at the u.n. environment summit after in seoul reports from nairobi. on the sidelines of the united nations and vironment assembly this bag that i'm holding here was actually woven. hunty cruft from nigeria by women from hyacinth a plant that has invaded waterways in more than fifty countries across the wild including kenya where the u.n. summit is being held at the plant of actually very rich in methane and methane is a greenhouse gas so what people would do you know what we're trying to do here is actually mitigates. the methane emissions to the atmosphere because if it's in. an environment conducive for the generation of methane that's bad to the environment climate change greenhouse gases and pollution have been top of the agenda in this
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we can all meeting. in such events innovations to deal with climate change and pollution are often displayed like this trust me to use to check the quality of the egg we see a lot so how does it work. it's a small device for measuring dangerous pollutants in there so it has more sensors inside could measure the dangers crassus fine particles which are dangerous for your health. using these devices the authorities come install them in large quantities and get a very good picture of the air quality situation in a city so this is a very important u.n. summit and has a stays and delegates who are here saying that more needs to be done to mitigate what ease an environmental crisis delegates here have been told that africa. he's only responsible for four percent of the global greenhouse gas emission yet more than sixty percent of its population is affected that's why the continent's role in
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need to gating climate change is crucial the u.n. wants wealthy governments to keep a promise of raising a hundred billion dollars annually for five years from twenty twenty to help poor countries adopt to a hotter planet the specifics of this finding will be discussed father in the climate change summit to be held in new york in september the global g.d.p. is roughly about seventy percent private sector and thirty percent public sector so we're trying to solve one hundred percent problem with thirty percent of the money that's never going to work so we really need to focus on private finance and once you create the right conditions for investment which is possible true policy prescriptions policy interventions why governments then private finance will flow in a bridge where heads of state who attended this un environment assembly say to the world is facing an environmental crisis. we need to be very specific in terms of
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how to reduce emissions in our own national strategies with our businesses our investors via our laws we need them to have specific solutions in the end delegates made several resolutions including a plan for zero tolerance on plastic pollution in our oceans and a legal treaty to ban plastics from entering the sea but the decisions made here depend on the political will of individual governments catherine saudi al jazeera nairobi tropical cycle has made landfall in mozambique bring with it wind speeds of up to two hundred twenty five kilometers per hour over five hundred thousand residents in the coastal city of vera are without power after cables were downed at least hundred twenty six people have been killed in mozambique malawi and south africa as heavy rains hit the region over the past week. floods of already claimed thirty lives and left of the two hundred thirty thousand people without shelter in southern malawi which borders mozambique china's economic slowdown in the
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trade war with the united states top the gender of chinese legislators and gathering in beijing they endorsed a foreign investment law and appeasing the concerns of trading partners in washington and elsewhere adrian brown reports now from the chinese capital. as ever when china's parliament meets everything was perfectly organized. inside the great hall of the people the mood was sort of breakthrough as the almost three thousand delegates gathered for the final day of the national people's congress they knew what was expected of them their job of to rule is not to block legislation or place checks on leaders of the communist party.


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